I put up a post in the end of December with my plans for my January 2020 Delta Amex Reserve card spending goals (related: last day to apply under lower yearly fee). My thinking was that, as had been the case for years and years and years, a charge very late in the day on the 31st of December would not post as spend until the 1st or later.
Well, it did not work out as planned, sad to say.
My rather large charge late on December 31st did in fact POST as a charge date of the 31st!
But there is good “data point” news with this experiment and learning process (we bloggers test and report to you so you can benefit).
It now seems that Amex has fixed this “bug” if you will; charges will count and post on the date you do actually charge them. What does this mean for you and me?
TODAY, JANUARY 29, 2020 is the last day you can make Delta Amex charges on cards like your Delta Amex Reserve card and earn under the old rules. That is, if you charge $30,000, you get 15,000 bonus MQMs but also 15,000 bonus SkyMiles.
The same thing goes for spending $60,000 by TODAY, JANUARY 29, 2020.
I have a few thousand to go and will be finished with my 60k spend goal today, as well as getting my $25k Delta yearly Amex spend threshold completed for a shot at more 1st class upgrades (yes, $25k is still the number for more upgrades not 250k)!
You have only a few days remaining to choose your Platinum and Diamond Delta elite Choice Benefits. If your Delta page does not show what you see above you are almost out of time. Remember to make a wise choice and to understand that it is ONLY the 2019 year Choice Benefits you need to burn now.
Lastly, and much less important, you may have a number of Delta HOOU coupons in your “My Wallet” in your “My Delta” account (you can also see them in the Fly Delta App) that are going to expire in a few short days. If you are not going to use them and are flying the next few days why not print them and give them out to someone over 21 who would enjoy one!
Happy Delta flying, everyone. – René
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